Images of MV ‘AIDAsol’ Departing the Port of Hamburg

Images of MV ‘AIDAsol’ Departing the Port of Hamburg
Cruiseship with 2,175 Berths, delivered in 2011 by Meyer Werft

VESSEL DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was AIDAsol. Call Sign ICPE, IMO Number 9490040. DIMENSIONS/TONNAGES: Moulded Depth of 9.30 m., Tonnage of 45,165 International Net and 7,765 Dwt (long). Built at Meyer Werft, Italy Flagged, GL Classed, P&I insurance with UK P&I Club, Length Overall of 253.35 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 230.20 m., Draught of 7.30 m., Beam of 32.20 m., Gross Tonnage of 71,305, SPHINX CLASS (She is the fifth Sphinx series ship, preceded by sisters AIDAdiva, AIDAbella, AIDAluna, and AIDAblu, and followed by AIDAmar. AIDAsol was delivered in March 2010. She was christened on 9 April 2011.)

SHIPOWNERS’ DETAILS: Aida Cruises Ltd, Germany. Aida Cruises Ltd is a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & plc.

SPECIALIZED DETAILS: Total number of Passengers 2,580, 1,100 Passenger Cabins, 2,175 Passenger Berths, 14 Passenger Decks, 620 Crew.

14 x Elevator, Passenger – Hans Lutz, 2 x Elevator, Passenger – Hans Lutz, 1 x Elevator, Passenger – Hans Lutz, 1 x Elevator, Passenger – Hans Lutz.

ENGINE DETAILS: MaK Engine, Speed of 22.50 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil. Engine Description 4 S.A. 9-cyl., Engine Model 9M43C, 2 Fixed pitch Propellors, 2 Bow Thruster(s) of 4600.00, 2 Stern Thruster(s) of 3000.00.

AUXILIARY: 1 x Emergency Gen – 4-stroke driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 800ekW total, (1,000kVA total) 690V at 60Hz.

PROPULSOR: 2 x FP Propeller (Aft) (electric) (Copper-Nickel), Mecklenburger, 130rpm, Ø5.20m at 25,000ekW total, 11000V AC.

POS, PROPULSOR: 2 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric), Brunvoll at 4,600ekW total, 11000V AC, 2 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Aft) (electric), Brunvoll at 3,000ekW total, 11000V AC.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Vessel has reported newbuild price of EUR 385 million, contracted on 14 December 2007.

Lots of love! Memorably painted bow of cruiseship MV ‘AidaSol’, seen here docked at the Cruise Terminal at the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Lots of love! Memorably painted bow of cruiseship MV ‘AidaSol’, seen here docked at the Cruise Terminal at the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Lots of love! Memorably painted bow of cruiseship MV ‘AidaSol’, seen here docked at the Cruise Terminal at the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

With 2,175 berths and a newbuilding cost of EUR 385 mil, the fifth of the Sphinx Class in the Aida fleet, seen here departing the Port of Hamburg. Image credit: Karatzas Images.


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